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Submitted by: philliptune

You Raise Me Up

I just listened to this a half dozen times and attempted to translate piano to
acoustic.  This is just my translation.  I think its pretty but a little
difficult in some places but hopefully these chords will help you.

xx3211 F
x13331 Bb or x133xx (easy Bb)
x32010 C
xx0231 Dm
x02210 Am

320033 G
x32033 C2 (Cadd2)
xx0232 D
x20033 Cb
022033 Em
xx0233 Dsus4 (optional)

For the second time through the chorus I like to keep the third fret of the
last two strings covered throughout - one, because it is really easy to play
all the chords, and two, I think it sounds beautiful that way.  I use this on
all but the D chord which an optional Dsus4 – D lick could be added just to
make it sound prettier.

There is a wind instrument playing before the second chorus and is a little
hard to translate to acoustic (translating piano is challenging as well) so I
just did my best to follow with what I thought would sound the best.

Note the key changes from the first chorus to the second and from the second
chorus to the second verse.  And the end may sound better a’capela than trying
to accompany with guitar.  Personally, I like singing it more than playing it.

And if ANYONE knows an easier way to play the Bb I have listed, me and my
fingers would be much obliged to hear from you. Here you go – You Raise Me Up:
V1:	F	Bb	F - C
	Dm	Bb	C
	Dm	Bb	Am - Bb
	F	C	F
C1:	Dm	Bb	F - C
	Dm	Bb	C
	F	Bb	F - Bb
	F	C	F
Pre	G	C2	G
C2:	G	C2	D
	Cb/Em	C2	G – C2
	G	D	G
C2:	Em	C2	G - D
	Em	C2	(Dsus4-D)/D
	G	C2	G – C2
	G	D	G
V2:	C	F	C
	C	F	G
	Am	F	C - F
	C	G	C
C3:	Am	F	C - G
	Am	F	G
	C	F	C - F
	C	G	Am/F

End:	C	G	C

Enjoy! -

Comments about this tab

JESUSFREAK!!!* - 2004-06-25


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philliptune - 2004-06-25

In the user agreements for this website, we are not allowed to post lyrics of another artists songs do to copywrite laws. But you can get the words to this song at That's what I used only omit the last chorus because that isnt in the original recording. :) -Phillip

JESUSFREAK!!!* - 2004-06-26

Thanks for the website you listed. I couldn't play without the lyrics!


footstone - 2004-08-12

Howzit VIC, I may be able to help you. I have a song sheet prepared for this song. email me at

Guitardad - 2004-08-12

Hi all I fairly new at this tab system and I'm not up to speed on the xx133x stuff. Is that frets or strings or something elese. Thanks for any help I can get. I give the glory to God....Amen.

kiwigirl - 2004-09-03

Not sure what the Selah version is, but Josh Groban also sings this song. You can find a very easy version, courtesy of axeltabs at this site:

tabboy - 2004-09-24

Great tab here and is transposed to play with a simple GCD chord transition at the above site (

Npd253 - 2005-01-27

I find another way to play a Bb is e a d g b e
x x o 2 2 1

Kutless Fan - 2005-03-01

i love this song.

JOEQ945 - 2005-04-10 I found another way to play this song.

G2 C2 G2 C2 D
D G2 C2 G2 D G2

G2 Em C G2 C2 Em C
Dsus G2 C2 G2
G2 D G2

guitargurly28 - 2005-04-11

i found an easier way to play Bb here are the tabs: 688xxx

Decency - 2005-07-04

Actually, an easier way to play Bb without barring is 688700 or just replace the 00 with XX. Um, the second pre chorus and second chorus is the music between the first chorus and second chorus. I'm pretty sure that's what they play. Don't quote me on it, though. See for yourselves.

In Him,


Katze - 2005-07-20

I like to use the e-shaped bar chord for Bb: 688766. This chord works well after an A-shaped Dm chord. As for the easiest way to play Bb, you just have to do it over and over again, until you have the finger strength to play a full bar chord. I found that playing a Bb XX0221 is easy, but develops bad habits. When I was able to play a bar chord, I had to re-learn several chords, and play them the right way. Hope this helps.


jonathan908 - 2005-07-27

hey i would like to know if you can tell what are the chords for piano for this song , thanks and God bless you

philliptune - 2005-08-01

I'm a guitar guy only and there are no guitar corrospondents to the piano tab.

aero! - 2005-08-16

Great tab! I had to change some of it to make it more comfortable for my voice, but very good! It really sucks that they don't allow to you put the lyrics on here. :(

philliptune - 2005-08-17

I have nothing better to do with my time so if anybody wants lyrics or a key change I would be happy to oblige. Email me

SEARCHER - 2005-12-01

chords go great with the words thaks for finding them

jesusfreak2 - 2006-02-18

I would find this easier with the words

GeorgiagurlB15 - 2006-10-09

Do you think anyone could do "Sweet Jesus"? You know from their new album "Selah, The Duets Album"?. Please and Thanks!

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